Transformative Systems through Equity - What are your powers? with Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims | Recording & Materials

Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims Recording image

This event is part of the UW SMART Center's 2023 Virtual Speaker Series. Learn more and register for upcoming events in the series here. 

Transformative Systems through Equity - What are your powers?


A large component of transformative systems change is dependent upon an adopted foundational framework. MTSS is the framework to leverage equitable practices. This session will describe the power of equity, inclusion and belonging to create positive student outcomes.


  • Participants will identify the ways MTSS, as a framework for systems change, can be leveraged from a human-centered approach. 

Materials & Resources:
PowerPoint Presentation

About the Presenter:

Dr. Nikole HollinsNikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D.

Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D., is an educational consultant & strategist. She currently serves as a technical assistance coordinator for the Midwest PBIS network. Dr. Hollins-Sims is a former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). She has previously served as an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)-Harrisburg Office, where she was the co-statewide lead for the Learning Environment & Engagement initiative. Dr. Hollins-Sims is a Pennsylvania certified school psychologist and has conducted research around caregivers of children of incarcerated parents and their motivation to engage in family-school partnerships. Dr. Hollins-Sims has been awarded as a Moral and Courageous Leader for Education by Cabrini University in 2021, the 2021 American Psychology Association (APA) Anti-Racism School Psychology Emerging Professional Award and was named the 2021 Pennsylvania School Psychologist of the Year. In 2022, Dr. Hollins-Sims served as the lead author of the book titled: Creating Equitable Practices in PBIS. Dr. Hollins-Sims has also recently launched her own business, Hollins-Sims Consultation.




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